Kevin Lonergan, Enterprise Advisor
Kevin has over 25 years experience at senior management level within the financial services, private SME’s and business consultancy sector – 15 years operating across Scotland as a Project Manager and Commercialisation Adviser for tech start-ups with a focus on raising public sector grant, debt and angel investment and 10 years working across the UK at a senior level in the financial services and business consultancy services markets.
He has offered practical advice and support to many start up and growth technology companies, including preparing investor ready business plans, cash flow management, product development, marketing planning and building management team/board of directors.
Responsible for a wide and diverse range of public and private sector contracts including the management of high profile projects with customers such as Shell UK and LINC Scotland, the National Association for Business Angels in Scotland.
Natasha Lobley, Enterprise Executive, National Communications & Events
With more than 15 years public relations, communications and events experience, Natasha specialises in business and stakeholder communications; and has worked with multinationals such as PwC, Standard Life, Barclays and Hilton Hotels as well as organisations such as the Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme, Interface, Scottish Enterprise and IoD Scotland.
Her experience crosses many industry sectors from financial and professional services to construction, energy, property, pharmaceuticals and life sciences – with companies including PEEL Energy, KCA Deutag, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Willmott Dixon, SCDI, Business Stream, Macdonald Hotels, Bayer, and CBI Wales – and she worked for Scotland’s largest independent PR Agency for six years.
In her role as Enterprise Executive, Natasha will be managing the core marketing and communications for Enterprise Campus and will be tweeting from @ENTCampusNat
Alan Feighery, Enterprise Advisor
Alan graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc in Chemistry with New Materials Technology and from the University of St Andrews with a PhD in Chemistry. He has worked in various roles in academia and the private sector including co-founding a spin-out company from the University of St Andrews and being a key contributor to a commercialisation project which led to the creation of a spin-out company from the University of Aberdeen.
Alan’s role within the Enterprise Campus North Hub is to contribute towards the promotion of student entrepreneurship, deliver tailored business creation support and services; and facilitate relationships between entrepreneurs and partners in the enterprise network.
Alasdair Mackay, Enterprise Advisor
Alasdair has over 30 years of experience in enterprise development, technology transfer and knowledge exchange. Alasdair spent 10 years at the University of Strathclyde where he served as Head of Business Development.
Alasdair left the University’s employment in September 2010 to set up his own business, Woodlot Investments. Woodlot provides a specialist service to entrepreneurs seeking to start a company, commercialise a new product, or grow an existing business.
Alasdair has a substantial track record and reputation for obtaining funds and investment from the public sector support agencies, banks and investors. Using a mix of his own experience and his extensive network, he partners with key contacts to provide clients with definitive advice and direction at critical stages in their company’s development.
Heather Asiala, Enterprise Co-ordinator: Communications & Events
With a background in non-profit administration and communications, Heather has over five years experience in a variety of roles at higher education institutions both in the US and the UK. Upon graduating with a BA in Public Relations from Grand Valley State University (Michigan, USA), Heather worked in corporate media relations before becoming a research programme coordinator at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA), where she also completed an MSc degree in Non-profit Administration. She moved to Scotland in 2014 and joined the Alumni & Development team at the University of Strathclyde.
Heather’s current role within Enterprise Campus is to engage with postgraduates, early career researchers and staff to promote an entrepreneurial culture in the West of Scotland with the goal of generating a pipeline of potential entrepreneurs to seek business support from Enterprise Campus.